Hudson Valley school districts await budget cuts

School districts around the Hudson Valley are bracing for the impact of Gov. David Paterson's proposed budget cuts. Paterson is proposing $700 million in cuts to state education aid as part of a plan

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2014, 6:53 PM

Updated 3,653 days ago

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Hudson Valley school districts await budget cuts
School districts around the Hudson Valley are bracing for the impact of Gov. David Paterson's proposed budget cuts.
Paterson is proposing $700 million in cuts to state education aid as part of a plan to fill a historic multi-billion dollar budget deficit.
Rockland County would see a decrease of nearly $14 million for its school districts if the plan is approved, while Orange County districts would lose more than $29 million in state aid.
In Cornwall, the cuts could reach $2.1 million. Tim Rehm, superintendent of the Orange County district, says to trim that amount out of next year's $55 million budget he'll have to institute deep cuts, possibly to sports and arts programs. Staff layoffs will also be in the offing, Rehm says.


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